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LAWS, RHODIAN, maritime. law. A code of laws adopted by the people of Rhodes, who had, by their commerce and naval victories, obtained the sovereignty of the sea, about nine hundred. years before the Christian era. There is reason to suppose this code has not been transmitted to posterity, at least not in a perfect state. A collection of marine constitutions, under the denomination of Rhodian Laws, may be seen in Vinnius, but they bear evident marks of a spurious origin. See Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 4, p. 15; this Dict. Code; Laws of Oleron; Laws of Wisbuy; Laws of the Hanse Towns.

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In his work with the HOWARD(R) Cascade, Howard and the MPT team derived Amdahl's law directly from parallel communication and parallel information processing theory resulting in an expanded version.
You can simply apply Amdahl's law of 'diminishing returns'-which roughly translated tells us that things will get faster, smaller and have more features we don't want by a factor of two each year.
The additional microprocessor muscle has given most commercial applications only a partial boost, as predicted by Amdahl's law of balanced system performance.